To the Editor:
My take on the health law recently passed is not favorable. Although so far this awful law has no effect on me, it will. I am from Massachusetts originally and the state plan there is as popular as an acid enema. I have trouble believing this law will stand up to a constitutional challenge; the federal government cannot and should not trample on states' rights. The real problem is not heath insurance, but the affordability of health care. People should be able to receive good care without insurance or without using emergency rooms. I do not see how taking $6 or $7 billion per month out of the consumer's economy and giving it to a couple dozen insurance companies is going to reduce the cost or increase the availability of health care. Sure, my friend said, $6 billion per month is a drop in the bucket as far as the economy is concerned. Oh, yeah, then let me hold out my tin cup.
To mutate a quote from a famous American "Is health care so dear or insurance so needed as to be purchased for the price of slavery and chains? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what path others may choose, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."